The Heidleberg Retinal Tomograph is an instrument that precisely measures the optic nerve in three dimensions. Furthermore, with this instrument, Family Eye Clinic can monitor extremely subtle changes over time which can be a very early predictor of glaucoma. Patients with a family history of glaucoma as well as those that have suspiciously appearing optic nerves are recommended to be followed with this device. Often these small but steadily increasing departures from normal can indicate glaucoma in its earliest stages. Early intervention can be critical in preserving vision.
The Canon CR-DGi digital fundus camera provides a real time record of a patient's retina. This new technology allows Family Eye Clinic to document any changes that occur over time as well as provide documentation to other providers as to the status of retinal disease. Patients with diabetes and high blood pressure are particularly at risk for retinal changes that could seriously impact their ocular and systemic health. There are also conditions that require monitoring over time. Subtle changes that might occur are more easily noted when comparing images taken in sequence.
Zeiss Matrix Visual Field
The Zeiss Matrix Visual Field instrument compares the retinal sensitivity over the central 30 degrees of a patient's visual field. Such testing can reveal both retinal as well as neurological disorders. New patients are typically screened with this device. This technology uses a new testing strategy that is being shown to be superior than older devices in detecting damage from glaucoma.